Burton local outbreak control
We are working with the people of Burton to manage a localised rise in cases. Please follow the advice and book a test if you have symptoms.
What is happening?
- As lockdown measures have eased, we have started to see a rise in cases in the Anglesey, Shobnall, Horninglow and Eton Park areas of Burton in particular.
Between July 4 and August 2 there have been 75 confirmed cases in Burton, with 64 of these in the Anglesey, Shobnall, Horninglow and Eton Park areas.
- We want to act now, nip this in the bud and prevent any further infections.
What can you do?
- Help us spread the word with your family, in your community or in your business.
- Make sure you and the people you know, know the guidance and stick to it.
- Now is not the time to let our guard down.
What do people need to do?
Stick to the rules:
- wash your hands regularly
- keep your distance - 2 metres where you can
- work from home where you can and stay at home as much as possible
- limit contact with people from outside your household
- wear a face covering in shops and on public transport
- if you have symptoms - self isolate (try and limit contact even at home) and book a test
- if anyone in your household has symptoms don’t leave your home for 14 days
- if contacted by the Test and Trace service, self-isolate for 14 days if asked to do so - even if you have no symptoms
You can find out more information on our coronavirus pages. Information is also available in other languages.
What about testing?
- If you have symptoms you must self-isolate for 10 days and book a test.
- If you live in an affected area only and can’t travel to a testing centre, the county council may be able to offer you and your household a test at home. Phone 0300 111 8050 to see if you are eligible.
Why should I get tested?
- Getting tested will help us identify cases and act swiftly to manage spikes in cases.
- This is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community.
- People from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds are known to be more at risk from Covid-19 - so don’t delay in getting a test.
What tips for self-isolating in larger households?
- If you live in a large household and have symptoms or have tested positive you should stay in one room or area as far as possible.
- If you have to share a bathroom then make sure that it is cleaned thoroughly after you use it - every time.
- Do not go out for food - ask others to drop off.
- Try to avoid using or sharing kitchen space.
- Do not have visitors to your house.
What about face coverings?
- Get used to wearing a face covering (not mask). They are compulsory on public transport and in shops.